Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, Room I202, New York, NY 10011

Angry protests of the grand jury "no bill" in a police chokehold death on Staten Island; officers turning their backs in protest against Mayor de Blasio at the funerals of two officers gunned down in Brooklyn; the mayor's first year in office ended with emotions high and good will in short supply in the vital area of public safety and police-community relations. Now can the mayor and the police department find the reset button? Can stronger police-community relations be achieved as part of keeping the city safe? Join a thoughtful panel discussion that seeks to chart a path forward. 

A discussion with:

First Deputy Commissioner Ben Tucker, NYPD
Bob Gangi, director and founder of the Police Reform Organizing Project
Peter Moskos, associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice 
Chris Watler, project director, Harlem Community Justice Center  
David Kennedy, director, Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Moderated by:

Jeff Smith, assistant professor of politics and advocacy, Miano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy

The Center for New York City Affairs presents an examination of Mayor Bill de Blasio's performance in key areas impacting New York City during his first year in office. Join our de Blasio series discussions this year using #deblasioseries and follow us @centernyc.